?There are certain things in which mediocrity is not to be endured, such as poetry, music, painting, public speaking?
Jean de la Bruyere quotes (French satiric moralist, 1645-1696)
"The best way to sound like you know what you're talking about is to know what you're talking about."
His speeches to an hour-glass
Do some resemblance show
Because the longer time they run
The shallower they grow.
Be sincere; be brief; be seated.
Franklin D. Roosevelt, on speechmaking
It usually takes me more than three weeks to prepare a good impromptu speech.
There are always three speeches, for every one you actually gave. The one you practiced, the one you gave, and the one you wish you gave.
The power of humour is like a magnet: positive attracts, negative repels. Use it wisely.
Darren LaCroix – Laugh and Get Rich
One of the strange things about human beings is that they value only that which has a price. The free schools of America, and the free public libraries, do not impress people because they are free.
Napoleon Hill – Think and Grow Rick
Your business is not your life
Michael Gerber – the E Myth Revisited
It is not whether you believe you can or can’t. It’s a matter of whether you will or won’t.